Whincup shuts down fast Ford talk

22 May
“Nothing this weekend indicated there was any parity issue. Everyone was going hard and we just didn't quite do a good enough job"
  • Jamie Whincup a "hundred percent comfortable" with parity

  • Ford teams locked out both Perth front rows, won both races

  • Fords took seven straight poles, but Chevrolets won first eight races

Triple Eight boss Jamie Whincup is a “hundred percent comfortable” with parity in Supercars despite Ford dominating the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint.

Fords locked out both front rows in Perth, but contrary to previous events, managed to convert to wins courtesy of Chaz Mostert and Cam Waters.

Chevrolet drivers won the first eight races of the season, with Whincup’s drivers Will Brown and Broc Feeney taking three wins each. Brown reached the podium in both Perth races, but Feeney struggled for pace, qualifying 12th on Sunday and recovering to seventh.

When asked about the latter's performance, Whincup — boss of Supercars' General Motors homologation team — said: “He qualified poorly, he made his bed when he qualified 12th.


"So, no, we'll go away and work out why we weren't the quickest.”

He then quipped: “Gee, parity looked bad this weekend, but we don't talk about that any more.”

While it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, Whincup reiterated that there was no parity issue — rather, his Ford rivals simply did a better job.

“Hundred percent comfortable,” the Supercars Hall of Famer replied. “Nothing this weekend indicated there was any parity issue.

“Everyone was going hard and we just didn't quite do a good enough job.”

After four rounds, six drivers from five different teams have won a race, while 10 drivers from eight different teams have already claimed a podium.

In the off-season, Supercars and the homologation teams achieved aerodynamic parity courtesy of unprecedented wind tunnel testing in the United States.

No further changes were made after Centre of gravity (CoG) testing, which also took place after the Grand Prix.

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